New research identifies which cells in horses’ tendons are affected by ageing, leading to injury
23 May 2023
A group of researchers including Queen Mary Professor Hazel Screen have been exploring what causes tendon damage in horses and have discovered that a particular region of the tendon called the interfascicular matrix (IFM) seems to be the source of ageing changes. As horse and human tendons are similar, these significant findings can now help us understand the cell populations that drive tendon injury in humans to identify and test new treatments.
Queen Mary announce Professors Mark Bradley and Maik Pietzner to join the Precision Health University Research Institute
19 May 2023
The arrival of Professor Maik Pietzner as the new Chair for Health Data Modelling, shows that Queen Mary’s new Precision Healthcare University Research Institute (PHURI) continues to attract top academic talent from around the world.
Ovarian cancer's protective barrier: how the tumour matrix teaches cells to disarm immune attack
16 May 2023
A structure surrounding ovarian cancer trains cells called macrophages to protect the tumour from immune attack, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. The work uncovers tactics that the tumour uses to disarm the immune system and points towards potential therapeutic strategies to overcome the cancer’s defences and treat patients more effectively.
Ethnic minority patients yearn for warmth from health care professionals, research finds
11 May 2023
Developing better connections between ethnic minority patients and health care professionals could drive more positive health care experience for ethnic minority patients, researchers have found.
Queen Mary University of London opens new centre for medicine
4 May 2023
This week Queen Mary University of London held the opening ceremony for their new satellite campus for the teaching of medicine in the heart of Ilford.
Genes & Health expands to mental health and pregnancy research with £2 million Medical Research Council award
25 April 2023
Genes & Health, a pioneering genetic research programme that aims to improve health for British Bangladeshi and British Pakistani communities, has started 2023 celebrating new milestones.
Funding boost to help develop targeted healthcare for patients in east London
14 October 2022
Barts Health NHS Trust have received £20.9 million in funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), providing a major boost to their plans to tackle health inequalities and deliver pioneering, innovative healthcare to the people of east London and beyond.
Update from the Principal: Professor Sir Mark Caulfield appointed Vice-Principal (Health)
17 December 2021
Principal Professor Colin Bailey has written to all staff announcing the appointment of Professor Sir Mark Caulfield as the new Vice-Principal (Health).
Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases and shortens diagnostic journeys for patients
11 November 2021
A world-first scientific study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that whole genome sequencing (WGS) can uncover new diagnoses for people across the broadest range of rare diseases investigated to date and could deliver enormous benefits across the NHS.
World first in AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke
14 February 2020
The project used data from the Barts BioResource, a research, audit and educational health resource, which supports research into cardiovascular diseases.
Next generation of scientists attend Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2019
Budding young scientists from schools across London attended the Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival held at Queen Mary University of London.